Gage Visits West Tennessee Students

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WR Justin Gage greets students at Waverly Elementary School, the winner of the Fuel Up to Play 60 "Titans of Taste" Purity Milk Contest.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --** Titans receiver Justin Gage made a visit to Waverly Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 24 as the school won the Fuel Up to Play 60 "Titans of Taste" Purity Milk Contest held in partnership with the Southeast Dairy Association.   Students, teachers and administrators each drank an average of two 8-ounce cartons of milk daily during the six week contest period.

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As a winner of the "Titans of Taste" Purity Milk Contest, Waverly Elementary School received a special pep rally where Titans wide receiver Justin Gage, Titans mascot T-Rac and Titans Cheerleaders Shauna and Stephanie S. were all on hand to surprise the kids.   During the pep rally, Gage and the cheerleaders encouraged the youth to be active and showed off their dance skills by participating with students in follow along dance games.  In addition, T-Rac also showed his unique dance skills for the student body.

Gage is the spokesperson for the Southeast Dairy Association who works with schools, health professionals, retailers, dairy processors and the public to promote healthy dairy foods.  The Titans receiver spoke to the students about the importance of making healthy food choices, getting sixty minutes of exercise and activity per day as well as overall good lifestyles choices when it comes to selecting friends, their school work and daily life.

Waverly Elementary School competed against more than 300 public and private schools within a 75 mile radius of LP Field, which together increased milk consumption over last year's contest by 50,000 cartons – or 400,000 ounces – of milk.  

In addition, the winner of the "Titans of Taste" Purity Milk Contest, Waverly Elementary received a cash prize of $5,000 dollars which was presented by Gage.  The cash prize will be used to support the implementation of Fuel Up To Play 60, including nutrition and physical fitness initiatives.

About the Southeast Dairy Association & Titans of Taste / Fuel Up to PLAY 60:

"Titans of Taste" is a joint education program sponsored by the Tennessee Titans, Purity Dairies and the Southeast Dairy Association. The program encourages students to choose healthier foods, including low-fat and fat-free dairy, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables, and be more physically active as recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. The program provides schools with incentives, tools and resources to take an active role in improving student health. The "Titans of Taste" Purity Milk Contest was held in support of the national Fuel Up To Play 60* *initiative.   On behalf of dairy farm families, the non-profit Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA), works with schools, health professionals, retailers, dairy processors and the public to promote dairy foods. For more information, visit www.southeastdairy.org or click here to connect with SUDIA on Facebook.

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